Norfolk Events

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

The artist behind three controversial sculptures at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has defended the pieces and said they may open up debate on the pressures facing students.

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This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...


The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will bring thousands of visitors to the event’s new venue at the Euston Estate near Thetford this weekend. Here are ten rural pastimes or sporting spectacles you can enjoy at the show.

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The surreal works of a Hungarian artist are the feature of the first in a series of exhibitions in Norwich forging links between eastern Europe and the east of England.


In just over a week UEA has been graced by one of the UK’s biggest grime stars in Stormzy and one of the UK’s hottest rap acts. After being prevented from doing shows without police interference for years, South London rapper Giggs brought his Landlord tour to Norwich last night.

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Hundreds of classic cars from all over the county will be lining up at Sheringham’s main car park on Sunday, for the start of North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club’s (NNCVC) annual St George’s Day run.


Fans will queues from dawn to get their hands on hundreds of rare releases on anniversary of event credited with helping independent shops and reviving forunes of vinyl records.


Singer Gary Numan has announced dates for the UK leg of his new tour, which includes a stop in Norwich.

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Norfolk’s woodlands offer some of the country’s places to witness spectacular displays of spring bluebells. And after a mild spring the blue woodland carpet should be glorious this year.

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The British reggae band UB40 has announced they will perform at Holkham Hall as part of their UK summer tour.

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To mark the 10th anniversary of their debut self-titled album, pop rock band Scouting For Girls are embarking on a nationwide tour set to stop in Norwich.

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Beccles Rose May fete will be returning to Ringsfield Village Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, from 10am to 4pm.

A re-enactment group is giving people the chance to don their swords and shields and take a trip back in time.

The bond between a little girl and the elephant that saved her life lies at the heart of the show Running Wild which will see a menagerie of animals descend upon the Norwich Theatre Royal stage next week.


Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson was expected to be one of the star attractions at a new festival celebrating the Sixties in Cromer this weekend.

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The search is on to find a group of expectant mothers to take part in a new theatre performance for this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.


A Swaffham piper saved the day when a marching band was unable to fulfil its promise to lead an annual parade of 500 Scouts from all over north Norfolk.

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A concert is being planned to raise money for a village church which has lead stolen from its roof four times.

Jamaican-American reggae fusion superstar Shaggy will headline Cambridge-based festival Strawberries and Creem in June.


A popular folk festival will return again to its woodland clearing in mid Norfolk with another eclectic mix of music, crafts and entertainment.


This performance is no stranger to Norwich and as a celebration of its 30th year on the stage it does not disappoint.


The sounds of the original superclub come to Great Yarmouth’s Tower Arena next month.

X Factor winner and gold-selling artist Sam Bailey will be bringing her Sing My Heart Out Tour to Lowestoft next month.

Stunning images of wildlife are showcased in an upcoming exhibition by a Norfolk photographer.

Sheringham carnival committee members are appealing for community-minded young women to take a starring role in this year’s festivities by entering the carnival queen selection event, which takes place at the Two Lifeboats Hotel this week.

From Aylsham to the Wherryman, we have some of our favourite Broads walking and cycling routes.

Whether it’s the children pond-dipping, grandma feeding the swans, gleaming cruisers or thatched boat houses, there’s plenty to photograph on the Broads. We’ve compiled some of our favourite picture perfect spots.

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If, like us, your children have worn out the Babe DVD with too many viewings, this on-stage version of Babe the Sheep Pig at Norwich Theatre Royal might be just the ticket to save you from some Easter blues.


Budding actors will be appearing in a new performance tackling issues facing young people at this summer’s Latitude Festival.

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They draw their performers from all over the country and have performed on some of the biggest stages in the world but, for at least one member of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), playing in Norfolk this summer will feel like a homecoming.

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Gangsta Granny author David Walliams talks about the special bond he had with his grandmas and his passion for writing for children.


Headgear on show at Sheringham’s annual Easter bonnet parade ranged from traditional hats adorned with rabbits, chicks and daffodils, to wacky creations including a Mr Potato Head-inspired Humpty Dumpty topper and a spring garden complete with real grass and knitted carrots.

Stunt bikers from Brazil lead an international line-up of entertainers from around the world at the circus in north Norfolk over Easter.


From Easter egg hunts to riding steam trains to new arrivals down on the farm, there is plenty to do through the Easter holidays for all the family. Here is out guide to some of the events to keep the kids entertained.

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